Online bookings for train tickets to resume soon
By Buddhika Samaraweera
The Department of Railways is now focusing on the resumption of train ticket booking services suspended in the wake of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Commenting on this, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Station Masters’ Union, Kasun Chamara said that arrangements are being made to facilitate the reservation of seats via internet on a limited number of trains. In particular, seats of the Galu Kumari train which runs from Colombo Fort to Beliattha can now be reserved via the internet, he added. He also said that the department has taken steps to reimburse the payments of reserved seats of certain trains that were later cancelled due to the current situation. Accordingly steps have been taken to refund the relevant payments to passengers from yesterday (7).